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“Unforgettable view”
Review of Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Capo Vaticano, the last strip of land before the Straits of Messina, thrusts dramatically from the sea, its white rocks battered and eroded by centuries of breakers that have taught sailors to respect and fear this fascinating, almost mysterious place. Capo Vaticano its majestically enthroned in a turquoise sea, as it dominates the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands to the north-west, the Gulf of to the north-east, to the south-west the Gulf of Gioia Tauro and, beyond, the Straits of Messina culminating in Mount Etna.This part of Calabria, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, contains the ancient fascination of a thousand years of history. The sea that caresses the snow-white beaches and the wildness of the rocks make visitors lose their sense of time, as it conceals beneath its waves the secrets of ancient shipwrecks, the relics of which have frequently been discovered. Life in the area is dominated by fishing; its waters are visited by the great swordfish, tuna, blue sharks etc. as they cross the Capo Vaticano every spring. Choose your holiday accommodation in Capo Vaticano Ricadi and Tropea area, a magical place for your holiday dream's. Welcome to this area of the Coast of the Gods. Make yourselves comfortable, thanks to Pronto Estate Tropea-Capo Vaticano, the essential guide which you are now reading, you will discover all the must-know items, the places to visit and the things to do in our wonderful district. Get the touristic guide "Pronto Estate Calabria" to taste the real flavour of our area, follow us on twitter or facebook.
Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unforgettable view”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful view in Italy and therefore , of the world , on the Calabrian coastline , Sicily with imposing Etna and eolian islands with Stromboli . The colours of the sea are unique!

Visited November 2013
2 Thank INESMilan
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Hamilton, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Definitely a spectacular view!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I went to Capo Vaticano on November 1, All Saints Day. Everything was closed except for one bar with a panoramic view of Calabria, the Strait of Messina and the northern corner of Sicily -- they were closing in two days so we just made it. We could also see the beach and clear turquoise water below. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed our drinks which came with complementary salami and olives. A few other couples stopped in, but it was definitely at the end of the tourist season. It was a beautiful day, and we truly enjoyed our short visit. Would gladly go back and spend more time there. There's good parking near the lighthouse.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Roberta R
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The rooms, the embiance, the food and staff were all great. Will go back in a heart beat. Great place to relax.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Montreal_CanadaSm67
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North Hampshire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely views of the area. We came back to watch the sunset and see the islands all appearing on the horizon

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Jozy74
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Well worth a visit for the far ranging views, we parked by the lighthouse and walked along the cliff path and then had a coffee in cafe overlooking Grotticelle beach.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Jonathan H
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